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Proportion of sheep used for wool & meat (Regional)



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Australia has a strong sheep industry, and Australians are amongst the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. Not only bred for their meat, sheep are also bred for their wool and lanolin, used to make cosmetics and oils.

This FACT indicates the amount of sheep that are bred and harvested for their wool and meat as a percentage of the total number of sheep in each Australian state and territory. 


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017

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